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By Mikhail S. Blinnikov

ISBN-10: 1606239333

ISBN-13: 9781606239339

Comprehensive and authoritative, this article bargains an obtainable creation to post-Soviet Eurasia. scholars get a high-quality grounding within the actual, cultural, political, and monetary geography of this quickly altering sector. middle thematic chapters concentration totally on Russia but additionally contain suitable info at the different 14 former Soviet republics. nearby chapters offer concise discussions of every republic and of Russia's major areas. Student-friendly positive factors contain attractive vignettes, overview questions, routines, options for extra interpreting, and web assets. The volume's over two hundred unique maps, photos, and different figures also are on hand on-line as PowerPoint slides.


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Ukraine does have a few important seaports, but again most of its territory and population are far away from the sea. On the second count, Russian agricul- ture can greatly expand northward and eastward, �especially in the currently undersettled Siberian and northeastern European parts of the country. So can we assume that all is rosy? Not so fast. Among the seemingly inevitable consequences of global warming will be an increase in midcontinental droughts, floods, and other extreme weather events (Lynas, 2008).

In North America, it is found in much of northern Canada and Alaska. In Russia, it occupies an astonishing two-Â�thirds of the territory, primarily in the north and in central and eastern Siberia, where it extends all the way from the Arctic Ocean to the Chinese border near Chita. Isolated patches of it occur in many Siberian mountain ranges as far south and west as the Altay. The permafrost may extend hundreds of meters below the surface. The top layer of about 30–50 cm thaws in summer, turning the previously solid surface into liquid mud.

Shanin. 31 could be eaten. This reduced the amount of meat that had to be raised, but it also meant that the need for more fat and protein went unmet for lengthy periods. •• Only hot tea is drunk in northern Russia. Ice is never put in beverages. •• The calendar of feasts in the Russian Orthodox Church is busier in winter and freer in summer, to allow for ample time in the fields during the short growing season. 8). , tyubeteika hats for men and scarves for women). •• Central Asian cultures take a long midday break from work to avoid heat (similar to the Spanish siesta).

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